Over 140 new students, from 29 different nationalities, started mobility in the second semester, through distance learning, at the University of Algarve (UAlg).
To mark this moment, the vice-chancellor for Research and Internationalization, Alexandra Teodósio, and the coordinator of the Office of International Relations and Mobility (GRIM), Marleni Azevedo, welcomed the new students, through an online "welcome session", which took place last week.
In this session, students got to know the academy and the procedures they must adopt during their period of study at UAlg.
In this second semester, UAlg receives students from Germany, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United States of America, France, Philippines, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Montenegro, Norway , Pakistan, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Venezuela.
The mobility coordinators of the Organic Units where the students will attend classes were also present at the session.
New students got to know international student groups
The students also had the opportunity to visit the Nucleus of Brazilian Students of the Academic Association of the University of Algarve (BRAAUAlg) and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN Algarve).
As a result of the most recent cooperation partnership between the University of the Algarve, through the Faculty of Science and Technology (FCT), and Sup'Biotech Paris (College of Biotechnology of Ionis Education France), on March 1st plus a welcome session addressed to 21 French students who during the second semester will attend a set of subjects previously agreed between the two institutions.
In addition to the GRIM coordinator, this session was also attended by the director of FCT, Maria de Lurdes Cristiano.
In the academic year 2020/21, according to provisional data revealed by UAlg, 1,433 students of foreign nationality are enrolled in courses conferring degree.
Currently, applications are underway for the academic year 2021/2022, aimed at international students (non-nationals of a member country of the European Union) for attending a cycle of undergraduate and master's degrees under the Student Statute. International.
In addition to undergraduate courses, the University of Algarve offers solid and multidisciplinary training in terms of masters, doctorates and postgraduate courses, with about three dozen programs taught in English, being a pioneer and leader in Portugal of Erasmus Mundus programs.
Of the 56 master's degrees, 17 are taught in the language of Shakespeare, or have English as an option. The offerings in the field of doctorates are also diversified, currently offering 21 doctoral programs, of which 13 are taught in the English language.
Applications for advanced training courses are also ongoing.